I've used Burda 2711 again for some pjs for my Mum's birthday this Friday. She doesn't do computers so there is no chance she'll see these before she gets her gift.
The fabric is some more of the Japanese cotton lawn (is lawn anything other than cotton? I'm pretty sure it's not - please correct me if I am mistaken) bought from Spotlight a couple of months ago for just $4 per metre, although not quite Sarah Liz's recent bargains, a bargain just the same.
As soon as I saw it I knew it would be pjs for my Mum. She has always kept chickens (although these are roosters I know); since as far back as I can remember, although she gave them up a couple of years ago as she's getting on. She'd also use them for food - oh I remember her chopping their heads off with an axe and them running around the back yard when I was about 4 years old ...... that's enough, you get the picture. TMI? I remember a time when at the dinner table, my older sister suddenly said she's not eating that chicken for dinner as she couldn't remember Mum going to the shop to buy it, at the time when you went daily nearly... so we all didn't eat it (I have 4 sisters). That sister turned vegetarian at 12 years old. Wonder if that had anything to do with it?
I used bought satin red bias binding for contrast which in truth is a little stiff and not perfect for the little bow. I may remember to buy some red ribbon to do that again. I made these in a few hours this morning.
I always put my bias binding on in one go and to do this I always fold it slightly more on one side, the back usually so it doesn't show, and then sew close to the edge and I know it catches on the back. I don't use pins when I do this, I just hold it with my fingers. This is the closest to a tutorial I can manage :)
I have a few other things cut out and some started but they will still have to wait so I can make a start (and finish?) this weekend on a dress for Frocktails.
Thanks for reading.